Bureaucracy in Bangladesh

A monument to systemic negligence

Chattogram testing lab remains inoperative even after nine years

Zero tolerance, but plenty of clearance?

The corrupt should have no place in public service

Don’t reward corrupt, negligent public servants

Bangladesh needs an accountable, service-oriented administrative system

Civil service needs a major overhaul

Bureaucrats’ resistance, political inertia key barriers to reforms

With great power comes great scrutiny. State officials aren't above it

Draft service rules raise concerns of further corruption in public sector

The unfinished struggle for a democratic, egalitarian state

We don’t worry about freeing everyone anymore; we only think of ourselves.

Can bureaucrats be neutral in a win-or-lose-all battle?

Let me put it another way: is a fair election possible even if Awami League “allows” it?

Why delay probing money launderers?

Investigators sitting on information about Dubai real estate purchase despite HC order

Behind the pre-eminence of bureaucrats

The question is one of making the bureaucracy more responsible and responsive.

July 1, 2024
July 1, 2024

A monument to systemic negligence

Chattogram testing lab remains inoperative even after nine years

June 30, 2024
June 30, 2024

Zero tolerance, but plenty of clearance?

The corrupt should have no place in public service

June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

Don’t reward corrupt, negligent public servants

Bangladesh needs an accountable, service-oriented administrative system

May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024

Civil service needs a major overhaul

Bureaucrats’ resistance, political inertia key barriers to reforms

March 6, 2024
March 6, 2024

With great power comes great scrutiny. State officials aren't above it

Draft service rules raise concerns of further corruption in public sector

December 16, 2023
December 16, 2023

The unfinished struggle for a democratic, egalitarian state

We don’t worry about freeing everyone anymore; we only think of ourselves.

November 2, 2023
November 2, 2023

Can bureaucrats be neutral in a win-or-lose-all battle?

Let me put it another way: is a fair election possible even if Awami League “allows” it?

March 18, 2023
March 18, 2023

Why delay probing money launderers?

Investigators sitting on information about Dubai real estate purchase despite HC order

March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023

Behind the pre-eminence of bureaucrats

The question is one of making the bureaucracy more responsible and responsive.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Who runs the country?

There is no question as to who runs the country. It is Sheikh Hasina, our prime minister. But who does she run it through?

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